If we're to preserve mankind, then it is essential that the public is educated about solar energy technologies and their
advantages. Solar Energy is becoming increasingly important since the
prices of gasoline, electricity, and other forms of energy are rising
quickly. Solar Energy provides an alternative source of energy which is
both environmentally friendly and highly efficient. This quiz will test and let you see for yourself just how aware you are of solar technology and its advantages.
Questions and Answers
Solar thermal technologies can be used for water heating, space heating, space cooling and process heat generation.
MIT's Solar House #1, built in 1939, used seasonal thermal storage for year-round heating.
What can be used to make saline or brackish water
potable? The first recorded instance of this was by 16th century Arab
alchemists. Individual still designs
include single-slope, double-slope (or greenhouse type), vertical,
conical, inverted absorber, multi-wick, and multiple effect. These
stills can operate in passive, active, or hybrid modes.
What is a concentrating technology employed by the Solar Kitchen in Auroville,
India, where a stationary spherical reflector focuses light along a
line perpendicular to the sphere's interior surface, and a computer
control system moves the receiver to intersect this line. Steam is
produced in the receiver at temperatures reaching 150 °C and then used
for process heat in the kitchen.
Solar technology is capable of processing heat through which of the devices listed?
Sunlight can be converted into electricity using photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP)
A solar cell, or ______ cell (PV), is a device that converts light into direct current using the photoelectric effect.
A ______ consists of a linear parabolic reflector that concentrates
light onto a receiver positioned along the reflector's focal line. The
reflector is made to follow the Sun during the daylight hours by
tracking along a single axis.
______, or "thermovoltaic" devices convert a temperature
difference between dissimilar materials into an electric current. First
proposed as a method to store solar energy by solar pioneer Mouchout in